Design principles for on-line training of regulatory staff.
Anita Wyntje, Dept of Agriculture and Food, WA, Australia
Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
A government department conducted an internal mixed-method enquiry to identify an effective instructional design strategy for on-line training of regulatory staff. Internal users of online training were surveyed, and internal facilitators were interviewed to identify those design elements associated with effective online courses. The design elements identified by the two groups focused on addressing the adult learner’s self concept, their orientation to learning and acknowledging their previous experiences. A total of forty-seven design principles were identified by the two groups as principles to be either observed or considered when designing online regulatory courses. These ranged between the aspects of appearance, assessment, content, language and structure. This collection of principles and their prioritisation provides practical direction for the Department's course designers and developers.
Wyntje, A. (2011). Design principles for on-line training of regulatory staff. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 2066-2072). Melbourne, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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